Originally Posted by Mygaffer
Well I have always found two things to be true.
1. If you want to like a set of speakers, you will like a set of speakers.
2. In the end it all comes down to each individual's ear. What sounds like crap to some people others enjoy. In the end what matters, how good something is technically or how much enjoyment you get out of it?
I have to agree and unless you walk into a store with all the speakers mentioned here (Or owned them yourselves) you can't honestly give a very accurate recommendation. That pretty much applies to everything really, but it all gives us a good place to start (Like product ratings/comments). I appreciate threads like this that give me a good place to start looking.
Originally Posted by linkin93
Pshhhh everyone get some decent headphones and do away with desktop speakers. That's what I did.
Headphones continue to get better and better IMO. I'm sure I don't have the best set (Sound Blaster Arena) but they are awesome to me! It's hard to believe they can do surround sound so well (I can clearly hear which direction sounds are coming from) and the bass is plenty enough for me. I also have a pretty good set (Just my opinion here) of Creative 2.1 speakers that I switch off between head phones and speakers.
I do use my headphones more than my speakers mainly because I can crank them up and nobody complains about the noise.